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#3209 of 5134 Re: 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee--Grinding sound in rear [iblori22000]
Aug 08, 2006 (8:25 am)
Had a similar situation with my 01 GC. Almost just sounded like road noise from the rear tires. We got use to it, but when we had passengers they noticed it right away. Was a grinding/rubbing sound directly correlated with the speed of the vehicle - like you mentioned when you slow down it doesn't make it as much. Turned out to be a bearing in the rear end or something like that - to a tune of $1600 at the dealer.
Aug 09, 2006 (4:13 pm)
Hey I have been reading some of the posts on here, but with 3,000+ messages I can't read them all. I am thinking of buying a used 1999-200? Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.0 in it like my '92 Cherokee. I was wondering if this is a good idea, or if I should try to find a newer Cherokee and skip the Grand Cherokee all together. Any input would help.
#3211 of 5134 Bes1501 98JGC
Aug 10, 2006 (7:58 am)
The light(s) are out on my transmission selector and it is difficult at night to find the correct selection Any ideals on what the problem is and how it can be fixed?
#3212 of 5134 Engine Surging Problems
Aug 10, 2006 (8:43 am)
I have posted my problem before about the engine surging because of the torque converter trying to find a smooth place ( I guess ) 2005 JGC 5.7 Hemi and I'm just wondering if I'm the only one having these problems with my Jeep - - So what I'm asking is if there are others with this problem if you would just let me know and if you have the same vehical with the same engine and are "NOT" having any problems would you also let me know so I have some idea of which way to go .
#3213 of 5134 Re: New Jeep [wheatley1]
Aug 10, 2006 (9:51 am)
My suggestion is that you buy an Explorer or any other manufacturer. I have, over the past 14 years owned 4 Jeep Grand Cherokees, all Ltd one Orvis, also a Chrysler Sebring Convertible. The JGC that I have has the high output 4.7 litre that has a bad misfire, the dealer is of no help nor is Jeep, I told Jeep that this would be the last vehicle of theirs that I would be purchasing, their reply "thats your choice" Caveat emptor. Take my advice buy something else, you will be happier.
So much for customer loyalty.
#3214 of 5134 Re: New Jeep [wheatley1]
Aug 10, 2006 (2:55 pm)
In contrast to what you're reading here, there are a lot of us who have faired very well with our Jeeps.
With over 30 years of ownership, I still have major respect for the Jeep brand.
Someone mentioned to buy an Explorer instead. Visit the Explorer forum, and you'll see why I will advice against that idea.
Currently, I have '01 JGC, and '06 Commander, and a '06 JGC SRT-8, and wouldn't give them up for the world. Aside from the brakes on my '01(this is a minimal problem you're likely to face on your eventual purchase), I haven't had any major problems with either of them.
#3215 of 5134 Re: New Jeep [blkhemi]
Aug 10, 2006 (7:49 pm)
Thanks for the info, I did not get to read these comments today, and I bought a 99 JGC Laredo. I couldn't pass it up, this baby is LOADED. It has so many options that I would get carpul tunnel trying to list them all. The brake thing is no biggie because I know how to work on them. And as far as the misfire, I went with theI6 4.0HO motor. I hope I don't have any real big problems with it, but I will manage if that happens. I appreciate the info, by the way is the SRT-8 JGC as fast as they advertise or what? Take care.
#3216 of 5134 Re: 1997Grand Chrokee stalling fix? [jaquglo]
Aug 11, 2006 (1:15 pm)
My 96 JGC is in the shop as we speak. After four months of stalling, 4 mechanics later, and replacing crankshaft sensors, camshaft sensors, distributor, ignition coil and probably something else I'm forgetting. I got a call just an hour ago that my PCM is bad. I was told at the first mechanic that it was the wiring harness and it needed to be replaced($1500 - $2000) I chose not to believe. This mechanic had said that the wiring is fine, it's just the PCM that needs to be replaced. ($600)still high, but better. I am being optimistic that my problem is now solved. I just wanted to share, since I spent $$$ on so many different parts and it wasn't the solution. Have them check your PCM.
#3217 of 5134 Re: New Jeep [wheatley1]
Aug 11, 2006 (3:41 pm)
Eric, the SRT is not as fast as they advertise: IT IS FASTER!!! 0-60 in 4.4 secs. vs. a Jeep claim 4.9.
Oh, and congrats on you '99. How many miles? Did you run a Carfax? I know that baby must've been good if you bought it. And it is loaded, which will keep you happy with all of the crazy equipment to play with.
#3218 of 5134 Re: 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rear Windows [segadad]
Aug 12, 2006 (10:39 pm)
Thanks I will look at that tommorow when I go to work. If you can give me a part number for the harness I will try to see where I can help you find it. Thanks for the info!